Airports and surrounding areas are particularly vulnerable to intrusions of drones. Australian senator Barry O’Sullivan, former air crash investigator, said that drones in the vicinity of planes are a “catastrophe is waiting to happen”. Without ability to detect and gain control over drones, security of airports will be compromised, and delayed flights, air traffic paralysis or in the worst cases plane crashes will become a grim reality.
Drones pose many threats to air traffic: from the immediate threat of airplane collisions, through interference in communications with control tower, and the physical threat to the aircraft as well as workers and passengers.
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Examples of dangerous incidents involving drones
Three flights have been diverted after a possible drone sighting at Gatwick Airport.
Flights to and from Frankfurt Airport were interrupted briefly on Friday after a drone was seen in the area.
Dublin Airport was forced to suspend all flights due to what it described as a “confirmed sighting of a drone” over its airfield.
Tens of thousands of passengers at one of the UK’s busiest airports are experiencing flight disruption after drones were seen over the airfield.
Aircraft landed without incident in Tijuana after hit to nose. Crew members heard a ‘pretty loud bang’ shortly before landing
A drone flying more than 20 times the allowed height came within 15m (50ft) of a Boeing 737 approaching a runway at Stansted Airport in Essex.
The commercial jetliner was flying around 7,000 feet when the incident occurred after taking off from Luton Airport in the UK.
A US. Coast Guard helicopter came within 50 feet of colliding with a drone over Port Angeles, Washington.
In 2017 alone almost 700 thousand drones were registered in the United States. This year Americans will spend tens of millions of dollars on safety systems related to drone traffic.
Fascinating video shows the enormous disruption a single device caused when it was flown near Gatwick Airport leaving dozens of planes unable to land